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gatordave

12:59PM | 09/03/03
Member Since: 04/11/03
10 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I recently ordered some flooring and I've found out that there are many types and prices of adhesives. The store from which I ordered sells something called Bostic for around $110 per 5 gal, while 1 of the hardware stores sells Roberts glue for about half that, what's up the glue?

I'm installing 3" Australian Cypress (1/2" thick) in Florida.

Graham Flooring

04:23AM | 09/04/03
your flooring glue is just like any other product. you have different grades of glue as anything else .. and the more expensive brands have better performance.


KD Fisher

08:47AM | 09/04/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
If it's an engineered Aussie cypress you could go with the Bostiks engineered adhesive that runs in the $75.00 range. Roberts may be an option but they know carpet and not hardwood floors.

Ken Fisher
South Florida

Hardwood Floors In Florida

gatordave

12:28PM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 04/11/03
10 lifetime posts
Actually, the floor is 1/2" thick solid Australain cypress. If Bostik is available for around $75, I need to shop around since they are asking over $100 per tub.

KD Fisher

04:56PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Forget the Roberts if it's a water base...it'll tear up the solid Aussie Cypress(cupping). Forget the $75.00 Bostiks---it's designed for engineeered only and not solids.

I've seen and heard too many shortcuts that result in failures. If you have a happy house and want to keep it that way please take my advice into serious consideration.

gatordave

07:30AM | 09/15/03
Member Since: 04/11/03
10 lifetime posts
I ended up with Bostick's Best at $115 per 5 gallon bucket. Good price since it usually around $145-150.
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